MHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1115 posts, RR: 8 Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3850 times:
Currently trying to book ORD-HKG-ORD on CX in Y dep 27 June returning 07 August. CX website is showing no Y availability for the entire month of August on the HKG-ORD sector. This obviously can't be actually true, so I was wondering if anyone had any insight as to what is going on.
Well it is the summer.. And generally bookings are quite high for that time of the year. I suggest checking the Y+ prices because Y+ is comparatively empty. I'm seeing no availability for Y for your return to ORD and a scattering of Y seats for the outbound to HKG. There seems to be more availability on the 7th Aug for HKG-LAX/SFO/JFK, if you want to consider returning via any of those airports.
Elite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2977 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
I had the same question - except it was for HKG-JFK, in early September. With ~10,000 Hong Kong students in the United States, along with the regular tourists/business travelers, I'd guess it is not an error but sold out flights...
Besides, isn't there only one daily flight to ORD?
AZA330 From Italy, joined Feb 2004, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
For ORD-HKG on June 27th it shows: F4 A4 J9 C9 D9 I9 W9 R7 E1 Y9 B7 H2 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0, so currently 2 seats in coach fare H, 7 in B and at least 9 in Y.
For HKG-ORD on Aug 7th it shows: F4 A4 J9 C9 D9 I9 W9 R9 E0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0, so currently no seats in coach, at least 9 in premium coach...
The only coach seat that I see in the whole week of Aug 7th (Aug 4th to 10th) is on Aug 9th, where it shows Y1. At this point the premium coach fare R is cheaper than coach Y... at least from the published fares (have not checked CX website).
MHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1115 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3462 times:
Thanks guys for the help. Maybe it's actually full.... would find it so hard to believe though since it's still pretty far out. I'm actually originating in TPA so I just ended up booking TPA-ORD-HKG-JFK-TPA on AA/CX/B6.
Wow... if I knew you were originating in TPA I would have suggested TPA-LGW and LHR-HKG and on the way back it would have been HKG-LHR-JFK-TPA with BA (yeah, not CX, but at least One World)... not good for being on a plane for a long time, but good to collect some miles . It was quoted around 2600$...